A 27-year-old man riding a bike on Western Express Highway near Dahisar’s Ganesh Nagar came in contact with a manja that slashed his throat and left him critically injured. The incident took place late yesterday evening when Vinitkumar Tripathi, a Bhayandar resident, was on his way home. Doctors at Shatabdi Hospital said it took several stitches to close the cut.
Locals who rushed Tripathi to the hospital, confirmed that manja from a kite flown across the highway caused the injury. He still managed to get the bike off the road after getting hurt. He was later shifted to Oscar Hospital in Malad where the doctors said he was critical and had started operating on him at the time of going to press. Dahisar police officials confirmed that a kite string caused the incident but since the victim is in no condition to give a statement, they are still processing the panchnama.
Kite flier run over by car
A 12-year-old boy was run over by a car while he was flying a kite on the footpath in Kurar on Friday morning. Ganesh Bhosale was flying a kite in Appa Pada area around 11.30 am on the footpath, when a speeding Qualis came around the corner. The driver, Durvesh Velande (22) lost control and hit the boy, who was caught between the car and a neighbouring wall. The wall then fell on a vacant shanty. Ganesh was rushed to Shatabdi Hospital, where he was declared dead. The driver was held under sections 279 and 304(a) of IPC.